Steve Benson by Steve Benson

Steve Benson

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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    No we don’t love you.

    You covered up and protected child molesters. You denied the astounding extent of homosexuality among your priests while simultaneously condemning gay people everywhere.

    The church doesn’t need to be liberalized. It needs to go away and it will, because people don’t want to be associated with an institution that condemns its private actions in such a public way.

    Good riddance. Let’s see which scoundrel takes your place.

  2. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, over 3 years ago

    I would think Steve Benson, of all people, would be applauding the Pope’s decision to step down.

    His own break with the Church of the Latter Day Saints came when his grandfather, Ezra Taft Benson refused to give up his position as Leader of the Mormom Church, despite being too ‘pooped to Prophet’ ( suffering from Alzheimers. )

    I was there, in Arizona at the time, and heard him talking about it iwith local radio host, Pat McMahon.

  3. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, over 3 years ago

    Why don’t they just leave me alone, instead of pressuring my government to force me to live by the very rules they themselves ignore?

  4. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago


    He might BE applauding it, Simon, though he couldn’t resist a cheap pun. C’mon, he’s a cartoonist!
    I’ve read Benson’s background, and I know that seeing his grandfather being propped up helped move him away from Mormonism — I am just not sure that his grandfather refused to step down or if he simply lost it and was then manipulated by those around him.

  5. Nancy

    Nancy GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Gee @Omnius, You are really angry with the Catholic Church, but what about the Evangelicals who are also corrupt, take money and live in lavish mansions?
    In my state the pages are full of Baptist pedophiles and church embezzlement.

  6. sclark55

    sclark55 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Bad timing for this ‘toon – right after seeing Li’l Poopy on O’Reilly last night… (the 9-yr old rapper)

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 3 years ago

    Worse even than that. (I’m from Boston.) Cardinal Law, a man who clearly had ambitions to be the first American Pope, was moved out of Boston to Rome explicitly to escape (ironically) the law. He has never returned, and never will.

  8. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, over 3 years ago

    Good riddance.
    By the way, I say we tax religious institutions rather than raise taxes on regular people (even those earning a few hundred grand a year). If you want to ride the rides, you gotta pay the price of admission.

  9. ralphewest

    ralphewest said, over 3 years ago

    Hello all you bible scholars out there…..remember Moses being so old they had to hold his arms up so that the Israelites would prevail? Hmmm, lets see, how old was Adam when he died? Nine hundred and something. And Noah was 600 years old when he undertook saving the human race. Maybe we should thank those who are brave enough to put themselves in the public light and give up their privacy. Anybody out there willing to be Pope if it was offered to you? Remember, you would have to give up everything you own and live in a cold, dark, ancient building and be criticized for your every comment.

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